The overachieving chia seed also provides a vegetarian source of protein, a plethora of antioxidants, and the bone-building trio of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. Though often under consumed, magnesium has been shown to confer protection against type 2 diabetes, possibly by improving insulin sensitivity. It now seems obvious why the Mayan word for strength is chia. Read more…
Supermarket Picks: Mamma Chia – Chia seeds (yes, the same ones in the Chia Pet you bought in 1994) have taken off in popularity as a high-protein, fiber-rich supplement. They’re a great natural source of energy, and when placed in liquid the seeds expand and develop a slightly chewy texture (think of bubble tea). If you don’t feel like experimenting with your own homemade version, pick up this new bottled fruit juice and chia seed drink for a healthful boost. Read more:…
Since launching Mamma Chia in October, 2010, Janie Hoffman, the company’s CEO and founder, has found her product in stores across the country and has received numerous awards, including BevNET’s Best Non-Carbonated Beverage of 2011. Read more…
The Mamma Chia line of Organic Vitality Beverages is one novel entrant. The first-to-market organic chia seed beverage, Mamma Chia pairs whole organic chia seeds with organic fruit juices and a touch of organic agave nectar. The drink offers a complete nutritional profile of omega-3, balanced dietary fiber, complete protein, antioxidants and minerals. Read more…
Normally I do not drink any juice or anything sweetened for that matter but this has a wonderful flavor palette, 4 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, calcium, antioxidants and Omega-3, not to mention it is Gluten Free and Vegan. Again, how could I say no! Read more…
Well, chia is back, big time (the seeds, not the pets). And so is regular old food. We recently spent hours plodding the floors – along with 60,000 others – at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, Calif., the biggest health food trade show in the world. The overarching theme we saw: What’s old is new again. Read more…
Congratulations to Doug Atkins!
On his iPod: Oh man, music is my life so this answer can go on forever, but here we go: Cream, Eric Clapton, RX Bandits, Bush, MuteMath, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Shades Apart, Weezer, The Wallflowers, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Doves, Jimmy Eat World, The Joy Formidable, Metric, Paramore, Pete Yorn, Rolling Stones, Rage Against the Machine, Stereophonics, Tonic, Two Door Cinema Club.
Favorite Quote: “If you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.”
Favorite Animal: White Tiger
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Raspberry Passion
Bio: I grew up in Short Hills, New Jersey and graduated from Millburn High School in 2002. I then attended Syracuse University for 2/ 1/2 years and transferred to Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey for a smaller atmosphere and graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art. I’ve been playing music almost my entire life and still do to this day in my band, Catch Wild (www.catchwild.com). I am very close with my immediate and extended family. I love sports, especially the New York Rangers and New York Giants. I worked for Prometheus Springs Capsaicin Spiced Elixir for two years before starting work with Mamma Chia. I love sales and merchandising and I especially love spreading the Magic of Mamma Chia!
For his passion, sincerity, dedication, and sense of humor, we are overjoyed to announce our April Ambassador of the Month – Doug Atkins! Doug hit the ground running and we are blessed to have him sharing the Mamma Chia Magic in NYC! His tremendous skill set and high level of proficiency has raised the bar and paves the way for endless possibilities!
You’re a Rock-Star, Doug! (Literally and figuratively!) Thank you for your outstanding commitment and your generous attitude! You’re an inspiration and a joy to work with!
It’s been a quite a successful run for Mamma Chia during its first year and a half. The first to market chia drink went national with UNFI only eight months after its initial launch and quickly established a solid footing in major natural retailers including Whole Foods, Sprouts and Wegmans. Read more…
Chia is exploding with delicate flavor and health benefits like huge amounts of Omega 3’s (more than in salmon), lots of fiber, and a wealth of antioxidants and minerals. Love the glass bottle! I also appreciate Mamma Chia giving back 1% of gross sales to support farmers, communities and local food systems. Read more…
The other day I found a new chilled drink called Mamma Chia. Their tag line is Seed Your Soul and I think that is lovely. I went for the Cherry Lime but they also offer Blackberry Hibiscus, Cranberry Lemonade and Raspberry Passion. Read more…
Thanks to my friend Lauren, author of the newly popular, Realivze Health blog, I have a new delicious addiction to Mamma Chia! Mamma Chia, as Lauren described it is, “like jello for vegans.” Read more…
Dr. Oz recently named chia seeds one of the top five supplements women should take, touting its high fiber content (11 grams in just one ounce–three times what you’ll find in oatmeal), which helps you feel full more quickly … Read more…
Celebrate Bloomfest LA
with Mamma Chia!
Join Mamma Chia at this wonderful festival of Music + Street Art + Food + Drinks on July 23rd from 2-10PM!!
Congratulations to Kelly House!
Hobbies: Bikram Yoga, Ascension, hiking, visiting wineries, and enjoying anything fun.
On her iPod: Foo Fighters, Echo and the Bunnymen, Prince, Radiohead, I love most music.
Favorite Quote: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Favorite Animal: My seal point siamese, Sammy and my tuxedo boy, Simon.
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Blackberry Hibiscus…unless there is Coconut Mango!
Bio: I get told at least 3x a month that I should be a stand up comedian. I teach a very wonderful Enlightenment tool called Ascension. I have a pre-med degree and majored in health science and psychology. I love showing appreciation for others and really enjoy working with companies that can do the same. Mamma Chia is wonderful!
Congratulations to Kelly House our March 2012 Ambassador of the Month! Kelly’s vast experience in the natural foods industry combined with her love of chia has made her an invaluable addition to the Mamma Chia family! She is always willing to step forward and take on additional responsibilities and she puts 110% in everything she does. She truly has a wonderful and giving heart and her positive and energetic attitude is very contagious!
Thank you Kelly, for being a shining star and helping to share the magic of Mamma Chia with the fabulous people of North Carolina!
Congratulations to Brooke Ziegler!
Hobbies: Time with family, Fall Harvest, working out, movies, flea market shopping, dancing.
On her iPod: Oldies Country and a little of every other genre; iPod what? Haha!
Favorite Quote: “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
Favorite Animal: Cat
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Cherry Lime
Bio: I grew up on a farm in a small town in Minnesota. My degree is in Marketing Communications and English. Since graduating, I’ve worked with my boyfriend at his financial services company and done tons of promotional and modeling gigs. The jobs we do in this industry are always different and exciting; favorite gigs have included going on trips (to places WARMER than MN), being in a fitness video and magazine, going on the field at an MLB game, and of course, Mamma Chia! There’s something new to learn and do each day, and that’s the best part!
It is with much joy and delight that we announce our February 2012 Ambassador of the month, Brooke Ziegler! From the beginning, Brooke has exemplified the Mamma Chia magic by sharing her zest for life and showing that hard work really does pay off! Brooke lives her dream by spreading happiness through her beautiful smile. Her dedication and professionalism make her shine, especially when she’s sharing the magic of Chia in the marvelous Midwest! We are delighted to call her one of our own!
Warm congratulations Brooke! We are beyond grateful that you are a part of the Mamma Chia family!
Congratulations to Jess Canterbury!
Hobbies: Making jewelry
On her iPod: Bassnectar
Favorite Quote: “That’s what she said.”
Favorite Animal: Both of my dogs, Emma (Border Collie) and Gabby (Beagle/Huskey).
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: It depends on the day. Usually varies between Blackberry Hibiscus, Raspberry Passion and Cherry Lime. I hear there might be some new flavors coming out, so, I will have to wait to claim a favorite.
Bio: I grew up on an oyster farm in Washington State and have now found myself in Lake Tahoe, CA for the past five years. I love to snowboard in the winter and skate long-boards in the summer. I really love traveling and have recently been to Kauai, hiked the Na Pali Coast and most recently, spent time roaming around Costa Rica. My real passion in life is making jewelry, more specifically earrings. Thanks Mamma Chia! P.S. My Dad is the BEST!
We’re thrilled to kick off the New Year by celebrating Jess Canterbury, our January 2012 Mamma Chia Ambassador of the Month! Jess has been a star since day one! Sharing the Magic of Chia in Northern California & Reno, Nevada, she always has a great smile and inspires everyone around her. She’s an absolute pleasure to work with, and customers love her kind soul, fun demeanor and sparkling enthusiasm for life!
Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes Jess!
Mamma Chia, the firstâ€to-market, organic chia seed beverage, today announced that it was awarded the BevNET 2011 “Best Nonâ€Carbonated Beverage Award” at the 9th Annual BevNET Live Winter Conference in Santa Monica, CA. Read more ..
Whole Foods In-Store Tastings
Come taste Mamma Chia! We will be offering complimentary samples of all of our delicious flavors of this exciting new beverage and sharing the magic of chia! Stop by for a taste and a receive a special offer on Mamma Chia!
Back in 1980, Whole Foods Market started out with one small store in Austin, Texas. With more than 310 stores in North America and the United Kingdom, they are a leader in natural and organic foods!
Whole Foods Lamar – Austin, TX – Saturday, June 9 · 11:00am – 3:00pm
Whole Foods Westlake – Seattle, WA – Saturday, June 9 · 11:00am – 3:00pm
Whole Foods Union Square – New York, NY – Tuesday, June 12 · 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Congratulations to Steve Cochran!
Hobbies: Composing Music, writing comedy sketches, entertaining people, staying active with diverse forms of exercise to keep it from getting boring and perpetually staying young.
On his iPod: Metallica, Miles Davis, Maynard Ferguson
Favorite Quote: To Love others, you must first love yourself.
Favorite Animal: Dog
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Cranberry Lemonade
Bio: I believe that my calling is to entertain people, make them laugh, smile and feel good through comedy and music. I am a super serious person, but the longer that you know me the more you get to see and hear all of the funny stuff I have been holding back. My humor is what helps me deal with the fact that I am so serious.
For his dedication, determination, and enthusiasm we are excited to honor Steve Cochran as our December 2011 Ambassador of the Month! Steve is a full-time Mamma Chia brand ambassador who truly embodies the Mamma Chia mission of honoring and uplifting both the soul of humanity and the soul of the planet. We hear nothing but praise from all who come in contact with him, and we are eternally grateful for the joy and dedication he brings to the Mamma Chia family.
Thank you Steve! You have shown commitment, honesty, and humor right from day one.
Congratulations to Sarah Chirila!
Sarah’s love of Mamma Chia combined with her vast demonstration experience truly makes her the model ambassador! She never ceases to amaze us with her delightful and professional attitude, willingness to take initiative, flexibility and dependability. Sarah’s enthusiasm and energy for life carry over into every customer event and we are proud to have her as part of the Mamma Chia family! Whether near or far, she’s always up for the next adventure, spreading the Mamma Chia love everywhere she goes!
Sarah, thank you for the enthusiasm you bring to the team! You are a great contributor and we sincerely appreciate your outstanding work!
Congratulations to Kaki Garrett!
Kaki started as a Mamma Chia fan! She fell in love with our line of organic chia seed beverages and was deeply inspired by our environmental and social mission. Now it is us who are deeply inspired by her. We are grateful for the love, humor, and integrity she radiates as she shares the Mamma Chia Magic with the beautiful people of Utah. And we are delighted that she reached out to us to join our dynamic team of brand ambassadors!
Many thanks Kaki, for being the beautiful soul that you are! We are thrilled to have you part of the Mamma Chia family!
Congratulations to Jennifer Strandburg
Congratulations to the September 2011 Mamma Chia Ambassador of the Month, Jennifer Strandburg! Jennifer was our first Mamma Chia Ambassador and set the bar high with her vast product knowledge, unbeatable smile and winning attitude! Since day one, she has delighted Mamma Chia fans in Southern California sharing her love of chia everywhere she goes. Jennifer is a beautiful and charming soul, who embodies the vitality, energy and strength that is at the heart of Mamma Chia.
Thank you Jennifer for the bright and cheerful energy you bring to Mamma Chia!
Please join Mamma Chia and Four Seasons Yoga in the fun at the 5th Annual Karma Yoga San Diego Event. All proceeds go to support Shakti Rising.
The event offers yoga classes, Karma Yoga opportunities, inspirational quest speakers, healthy food, and take home gifts! it continues to be a huge success and continues to offer an extraordinary, nourishing and transforming day for all of those attended. This event is about introducing the Shakti Rising community and their exceptional recovery program, the women in the program and their success stories. The event is about introducing Shakti’s eminent services to the greater San Diego community by offering classes lead by their staff members. The day offers a true profound taste of transformation and Karma Yoga. It is a must do event in San Diego! Serve yourself by serving others. The event is being held at the beautiful Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas.
Click here to buy tickets for this wonderful event!
Never one to pass up free samples, I immediately walked over to the table and started trying some of the flavors. This stuff is delicious! It comes in four flavors: Cherry Lime, Raspberry Passion, Blackberry Hibiscus and my personal favorite, Cranberry Lemonade.
Congratulations to Marquesa Versola
Since her first day with Mamma Chia, Marquesa has been a shining star! She brings an engaging big smile, a positive attitude, and a wealth of Mamma Chia knowledge to every customer event. Marquesa helps share the magic of Mamma Chia by connecting with people in an authentic way with charisma and enthusiasm. She has a gift for connecting with people which makes her a great Mamma Chia ambassador and a beautiful soul. We’re happy to announce that Marquesa is our first ambassador of the month for August 2011 and is now our Marketing Coordinator for Northern California!
Thanks, Marquesa, for your hard work, your big heart and spreading the Mamma Chia love!
Being a little familiar with the health benefits of chia and super curious, I picked a bottle of the Raspberry Passion flavor. I loved it! It’s like a slightly sweet tea flavor with the fun crunch of the chia seeds in a every sip! I can’t wait to try the other flavors.
SF Green Film
Mamma Chia is a proud sponsor of the San Francisco Green Film Festival Opening Night Celebration Thursday, March 1, 2012!
Tastings at Sprouts!
Mamma Chia is one of the lead sponsors for the Slow Money 3rd National Gathering on October 12â€14, in San Francisco. The gathering will host over a thousand investors, donors, entrepreneurs, farmers, and activists who are giving birth to the ‘nurture capital industry.’:
We are always on the lookout for sparkling and enthusiastic Brand Ambassadors nationwide! If you would like to join our team and help us spread the Magic of Mamma Chia, please complete our online application by clicking the link below. Thank you in advance for your interest in supporting Mamma Chia!
Mamma Chia offers a wide variety of organic chia seed beverage. The company donates 1 percent of its gross sales to support healthy, local food systems.
Article on Huffington Post by Tweezerman founder, Dal LaMagna, discussing his investment in Mamma Chia.
Mamma Chia, the first ready-to-drink, organic chia seed beverage, announced today the national expansion of its distribution through UNFI (United Natural Foods), a leading national distributor of natural foods and beverages:
Mamma Chia Lovers!
Mamma Chia launches the first organic chia seed beverage on the market, bringing an entirely new drinking and nutritional experience to consumers:
“Mamma Chia is delicious and fun for your mouth,” the energetic Hoffman gushed during a recent phone call. And she’s right! …
Let me tell you of the delights that I experienced on my most recent and desperately needed trip out West …
The Mother Earth News Fair is a fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle event. FAIRS feature practical, hands-on demos and workshops pertaining to renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, livestock, gardening, green building, green transportation, and natural health! Join Mamma Chia for this joyful event full of smiles, complimentary Mamma Chia samples, as well as generous coupons!
Saturday, June 2 · 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, June 3 · 9:00am – 6:00pm
110 9th Avenue
Southwest Puyallup, WA 98371
For more details, please visit http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/home.aspx
Mamma Chia is a proud sponsor of the Heel to Hand Workshops in Boulder, CO! Basic, intermediate and advanced handstands: Classes are set up for beginners to advance skill levels. If you can hold a handstand against the wall for 20 seconds, then you are good to go! Working towards a straight and strong handstand, press-up, one-arm handstand etc? Then, this workshop will give you the tools to achieve your goals! Hand to Hand acrobatics: If you are looking to take your AcroYoga or Circus hand to hand acrobatics to a new level, then this class is for you! Mamma Chia is excited to be a part of such a positive and fun fitness activity! Please join us at the Handstand & Hand to Hand Workshops in Boulder, CO where we will be handing out complimentary Mamma Chia samples and coupons!
The style of workshop: 2 hour semi-private session
Cost: $60/2hr session
Note: You can take more than one 2-hr semi-private sessions in 4 days!
Friday, July 20 – Monday, July 23, 2012
Boulder Circus Center 4747 N 26th St., Boulder, CO
PreEminence Hall 3213 Walnut St., Boulder, CO
Frequent Flyers Productions’ studio 3022 E. Sterling Circle, Boulder, CO
For more details, please visit http://www.heel2hand.com/community/workshops/boulder-colorado-workshop/
Autism Day is held on the site of Jubilee Farms, an organic CSA, each year. Enjoy lots of down to earth family fun – wagon rides, a water slide, music, farm animals and produce. Additionally, there will be tables set up for autism-friendly organizations to share information, and each table will have an activity for the kids. Mamma Chia is a proud to be a part of this fun and educational event in Carnation, Washington! We can’t wait to offer attendees nourishing samples and delightful coupons!
Saturday, August 11 · 11:00am — 3:00pm
229 W. Snoqualmie River Road
Carnation, WA 98014
For more information, please visit http://www.AutismDayWA.com
Since its founding in 1984, the Abbot Kinney Festival has grown in size and popularity to become one of the largest community events of its kind in the country. Each year, it attracts 150,000+ eco-conscious urban singles, couples, and families to the sunny beach-side community of Venice on the last Sunday in September.
In addition to giving back to the community, the festival is best known for its unique array of local artisan crafts, live music, good food, and commitment to the environment. Activities and areas are designed to complement the eclectic, cutting-edge mix of over 100 boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bookstores, design firms, coffee shops, clubs, salons, and much more along the famed bohemian-chic shopping district of Abbot Kinney Blvd., which stretches one mile from Venice Blvd. to Main St. The purpose of the Abbot Kinney Festival is to promote creativity! Mamma Chia will be offering attendees generous, delicious samples as well as extraordinary coupons!
Sunday, September 30 ·10:00am – 6:00pm
Abbot Kinney Blvd.
For more details, please visit http://abbotkinney.org/
You’re invited to a fabulous Mamma Chia tasting at your local Sprouts Farmers Market for complimentary samples of Mamma Chia beverages and coupons to be put towards your purchase!
Sprouts operates over 100 stores across California, Texas, Arizona, and Colorado and is quickly becoming one of the largest natural food chains in the country. And it’s all because of the simple formula they have followed since their founding family opened their first produce stand back in 1943 — to provide high-quality, fresh foods at affordable prices.
Sprouts Farmers Market – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Sunday, June 3 · 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Sprouts Farmers Market – Lemon Grove, CA – Wednesday, June 6 · 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Sprouts Farmers Market University City – San Diego, CA – Sunday, June 10 · 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Sprouts Farmers Market – Chino Hills, CA – Wednesday, June 13 · 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Sprouts Farmers Market – La Quinta, CA – Sunday, June 17 · 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Sprouts Farmers Market – San Pedro, CA – Wednesday, June 20 · 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Sprouts Farmers Market – Monrovia, CA – Sunday, June 24 · 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Sprouts Farmers Market Point Loma – San Diego, CA – Wednesday, June 27 · 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Sprouts Farmers Market – Hemet, CA – Sunday, July 1 · 1:00pm – 7:00pm